Adjunct Position in Islamic studies

North Carolina, United States
06 May 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Part Time


Harvard Divinity School

Position Description

Harvard Divinity School seeks to appoint an adjunct instructor/lecturer to teach one course each semester on Islamic ethics. We are particularly interested in a course on “Pre-modern Islamic Ethical Thought” in the fall 2019 semester and on “The Thought and Legacy of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali” in the spring semester 2020.

The course must be open and accessible to the Divinity School’s diverse and multi-religious student body. The appointment title will depend on the finalist’s qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: (1) completed advanced degree (PhD or ABD candidates preferred), (2) prior experience teaching at the graduate level, and (3) sensibility to a multi-religious, diverse student body. Publications in the field are desirable, though not required.

Harvard Divinity School does not provide visa sponsorship for adjunct teaching positions. Please note that attorneys representing individuals are not authorized to file visa petitions on behalf of Harvard Divinity School.

Additional Qualifications

The candidate should be competent in the appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion.

Contact Information

Applicants may contact Marlon Cummings, Department Administrator for the Office for Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School, with any questions regarding the position.

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